A 34-year-old female asked:
when you have a fever is it okay to sleep with a fan on?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Fever and a fan: Yes, there is no problem using the fan if that makes you more comfortable. Perfectly fine.
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Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Yes it is perfectly OK to have a fan on to cool down during a fever. Of course the cause of fevers must be diagnosed by a doctor and treatment should be started immediately.
3.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
New York, NY
A 29-year-old female asked:
My fever rose 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit while sleeping under a wool blanket. It's 90 degrees today. Is this a false high or is my fever that high?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
? Fever?: Why are you sleeping under a woolen blanket when the temperature is 90? Wear comfortable light clothing and then check your temp. Also different people run at different temps. 98.6 is an average number for a large sample. You may be above or below.
2.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 5, 2017
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